History is alluring : Self-organisation and the significance of history in the search for a new local sense of collectivity

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Abstract

Thirteen neighbours in Zudert (near Giethoorn) are collectively organising the maintenance of the private property to restore and preserve the characteristic ‘water farming’ landscape. The historical connection appears merely to refer to their desire to collectively develop, use or maintain the landscape on a local scale. The initiatives are small-scale organisation with a lot of local commitment which are based on the mutual exchange of rights and responsibilities. The coordination of the activities is a mix of informal organisation aspects (Handshake mechanism) and formal aspects (Handbook mechanism). Self-organisation is a new phenomenon in the planning and management of the landscape
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAlterra
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • voluntary sector
  • collective agreements
  • water
  • alternative farming
  • property
  • property protection

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